Candidacy in Elections

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Candidacy in Elections
  Federal, provincial or territorial elections Municipal elections
Seeking nomination before or during election period PSC permission required, may be conditional on LWOP* PSC permission required, may be conditional on LWOP*
Be a candidate before election period PSC permission required, may be conditional on LWOP* PSC permission required, may be conditional on LWOP*
Be a candidate during election period Permission and LWOP from the PSC required PSC permission required, may be conditional on LWOP**
Effect of being elected Requestor ceases to be an employee PSC may make permission conditional on:
  • employee taking LWOP;
  • requestor ceasing to be an employee.

The PSC may make permission conditional on the employee taking a leave of absence without pay (LWOP):

* for the period or any part of the period in which he or she seeks nomination as a candidate, or for the period or any part of the period in which he or she is a candidate before the election period, as the case may be;

** for the period in which he or she is a candidate during the election period.

Note: In cases where the PSC has concerns about the type of work done or the specific files processed by the employee, operational arrangements could be made by the organisation of the employee.

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